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Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Voter ID
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Posted on 04/28/2008 10:56:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 04/28/2008 Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Voter ID

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision today on Indiana’s voter identification case:

“The Supreme Court’s decision is disappointing. The Court’s decision today places obstacles to the fundamental rights of American citizens—especially the poor, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities—to participate in the electoral process. Requiring American citizens pay for underlying documents needed for an identification card and travel to distant motor vehicle locations for processing hinders—and diminishes—their right to vote.

“The right to vote is a foundation of our democracy. American citizens who wish to vote must be able to do so.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 2008; aliens; democratfraud; democratparty; democrats; elections; id; nancypelosi; pelosi; shadowparty; voterfraud; voterid; yap; yapyap; yapyapyapyapyap
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"If I only had brain".....
1 posted on 04/28/2008 10:56:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
IOW, Pelosi is saying, "Damn...how are we going to get the deceased and illegal alien vote now?"
2 posted on 04/28/2008 10:58:08 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Sub-Driver

3 posted on 04/28/2008 10:59:41 AM PDT by Petronski (When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth, voting for Hillary.)
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To: Sub-Driver
American citizens who wish to vote must be able to do so.”

No matter living or dead, legal or illegal, etc.

4 posted on 04/28/2008 10:59:46 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Sub-Driver
Requiring American citizens pay for underlying documents needed for an identification card and travel to distant motor vehicle locations for processing hinders—and diminishes—their right to vote.

Does everyone not have a birth certificate? If not, why not?

Pelosi conjures the no-longer existing spectre of ole grannies in Appalachia who've never been to town and who will now not be able to vote at the general store in order to cover for the millions of illegal aliens and dead people and liars on whom Democrats depend to maintain their majority.

5 posted on 04/28/2008 11:00:12 AM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Requiring American citizens pay for underlying documents needed for an identification card and travel to distant motor vehicle locations for processing hinders—and diminishes—their right to vote.

Yeah, paying $10 every four years for an ID and finding one of the hundreds of BMV's located throughout the state is just too much to ask.

6 posted on 04/28/2008 11:00:17 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Jeff Head

My boy is disabled and he is registered to vote and the State of Indiana gave him a free ID. I just don’t get it, I guess.


7 posted on 04/28/2008 11:00:23 AM PDT by Lovergirl (Once a SnowFlake always a SnowFlake.)
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To: Jeff Head

Maybe Nancy and her friends can organize and volunteer to get people to DMV to get an ID so they can vote. If there are really that many people in this day and age who don’t have an ID for some reason, good Dems. like Pelosi and Hillary can do some spadework to get their voters an ID so they can vote. Doesn’t that make sense?


8 posted on 04/28/2008 11:00:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2banana
Howcum Dept:
6 registered voters turned up at a polling place in St. Louis. 36 votes were tallied.
9 posted on 04/28/2008 11:01:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Sub-Driver

re: “The right to vote is a foundation of our democracy. American citizens who wish to vote must be able to do so.”

Unless you are an OpChaos operative, or unless this HRC/BHO slugfest goes on too long, or unless...


10 posted on 04/28/2008 11:02:02 AM PDT by RedElement
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To: Always Right

People will get IDs for welfare or Electronic Benefits Cards.


11 posted on 04/28/2008 11:02:09 AM PDT by CASchack
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish Stretch Pelosi would point out the article in the Constitution that grants a right to vote in Federal elections.


12 posted on 04/28/2008 11:02:49 AM PDT by Marathoner (We have great choices this year: a liberal, a Marxist, or a Stalinist.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I dunno. The disabled, elderly, and poor of all degrees seem to be able to make it to the social security office, unemployment office, and welfare office. They also seem to make it to the doctor when they are on medical assistance.


13 posted on 04/28/2008 11:03:02 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: Sub-Driver
Perhaps we can use some of that extra tax revenue generated by the inflated gas price to subsidize Rainbow Coalition buses (who are going there anyway) to take these poor folks to get an ID while they're being registered to vote. /sarc


14 posted on 04/28/2008 11:04:33 AM PDT by ProfoundMan (See my profile for hundreds of little freeper pics!)
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To: RedElement

Voting is a responsibility, not a right.


15 posted on 04/28/2008 11:05:41 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: blackdog

And while it’s difficult for some people to get around, it’s not impossible. It’s not an undue burden to require an ID. And how many people still don’t have an ID nowadays? How many old grannies in the creeks and hollows of Appalachia who seldom go into town are still out there and never got an ID?


16 posted on 04/28/2008 11:06:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver
The right to vote is a foundation of our democracy

Sorry Nancy, we are NOT a democracy. And further, and more importantly, there is no constitutional right to vote. Period.

17 posted on 04/28/2008 11:06:53 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Nancy! What about my right to not have my vote cancelled out by some dead guy or by a Democrat operative who spends all election day going from precinct to precinct, voting as many times as he can?


18 posted on 04/28/2008 11:06:57 AM PDT by gridlock (Proud McCain Supporter since February 8, 2008.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Nazi Pelosi is saddened that DemocRATS won't be able to steal elections as easily now in Indiana. Other states now need to follow Indiana's lead.
19 posted on 04/28/2008 11:07:28 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"If I only had brain".....

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20 posted on 04/28/2008 11:07:39 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Sub-Driver

The right to vote is a foundation of our democracy
number on we are not a Democracy
and where does it say we have the right to vote?


21 posted on 04/28/2008 11:08:10 AM PDT by jrd
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To: 2banana
American citizens who wish to vote must be able to do so

How about American citizens who don't wish to have their vote cancelled out by someone voting fraudulently?

Leftists claim "that doesn't happen" - even after numerous convictions of groups like ACORN.

22 posted on 04/28/2008 11:08:43 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tough, Nancy. Common sense prevailed. Suck on that.

And isn’t it strange that John Paul Stevens of all people wrote the 6-3 majority on this one? Wow.


23 posted on 04/28/2008 11:09:06 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Sub-Driver
[BABELFISH]

"This is going to make it much harder to 'Vote the graveyard'!"

[/BABELFISH]

24 posted on 04/28/2008 11:10:23 AM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Thank you for the posting.
I hope all 50 states adopt this legalizing of voter id's. I do have reservations with the law, that if this stops illegal voting the U.S will end up with a one party country. Conservative.
25 posted on 04/28/2008 11:10:27 AM PDT by machenation ("it can't happen here" Frank Zappa)
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To: Sub-Driver

so the dems are mad that their ability to steal elections by voting multiple times will get harder... wah!

they whine about the ‘poor’ not being able to afford IDs to vote, but then how do they cash their checks without ID? How do they rent videos without ID? What happens if they get picked up by the local gendarmes?

it’s a bogus argument.

poor nancygoat! wahwahwah!!!!


26 posted on 04/28/2008 11:10:29 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sub-Driver

There was a great multi-panel cartoon a couple months ago. Showed a guy cashing a check and showing ID, showed him renting a movie and showing ID, showed him buying beer and showing ID, showed him using a credit card and showing ID, showed him at the check in table at his voting location and screaming about being asked for ID being a burden on his attempt to vote.


27 posted on 04/28/2008 11:11:14 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: jazusamo

I’VE SEEN IT! I CAN’T UN-SEE IT!


28 posted on 04/28/2008 11:11:22 AM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: Lovergirl
I just don’t get it, I guess.

you do, too...

It's just hillarious that the protesters aren't getting pointed and laughed at over their lame-assed excuses.

They want to commit vote fraud, they HAVE been committing vote fraud, they couldn't win but a few local elections without vote fraud, and this is apparent in their protestations.

29 posted on 04/28/2008 11:11:26 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Sub-Driver
“The right to vote is a foundation of our democracy. American citizens who wish to vote must be able to do so.”

The right to Keep and Bear Arms is a foundation of our democracy. American citizens who wish to Keep and Bear Arms must be able to do so.

Why do we never hear politicians, or advocates compare the two rights? Can anyone ever imagine Pelosi declaring that we must not ask for picture ID's when selling a gun, since after all it is a Right, and we can't put undo restrictions on Constitutional rights because the poor and minorities have such a hard time getting an ID.

30 posted on 04/28/2008 11:12:01 AM PDT by codercpc
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To: Sub-Driver

For the most part, some of these same people she is talking about have no problem whatsoever waiting in long lines, and traveling great distances to get welfare.


31 posted on 04/28/2008 11:13:25 AM PDT by Post-Neolithic (Money only makes Communists rich Communists)
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To: 50sDad

Ain’t it the truth? :-)


32 posted on 04/28/2008 11:14:04 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Always Right

The ID is FREE when it is for voting purposes and they show they can’t afford it.


33 posted on 04/28/2008 11:15:26 AM PDT by Burkean
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To: Sub-Driver
“The right to vote is a foundation of our democracy. American citizens who wish to vote must be able to do so.”

Where to begin?

A. The United States is not a "democracy", and intentionally so. We are a constitutional republic.
B. Voting is not a "right", but a privilege of citizenship. It is also subject to restrictions regarding age, felony convictions, residency, and mental capacity.
C. As citizenship is a necessary prerequisite to voting rights, proof of such is a rational condition for a local or state electoral board, as the Supreme Court has now recognized.
D. Nancy Pelosi may look like an idiot, talk like an idiot, and sound like an idiot, but don't let that fool you: she really is an idiot.

34 posted on 04/28/2008 11:16:06 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

she thinks voting is so valuable, yet, nothing ought to be required for something so valuable... instead of holding the opportunity to vote in such high esteem, she cheapens it...


35 posted on 04/28/2008 11:17:56 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Sub-Driver

These people (Read: democrats) should be able to afford an id card from the last elections “walking around money”.


36 posted on 04/28/2008 11:21:00 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: jazusamo
Damn! How disgusting! I didn't realize Pelosi had such a big head.
37 posted on 04/28/2008 11:22:49 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Any poor dumb %*^$$(*&( who doesn’t have or can’t easily get a picture I.D. to prove their illegibility to vote -—— shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

I would go a step further..
Any person who is not a net tax payer - should be denied the right to vote.
If one is incapable of supporting oneself - then why should they have a vote to determine how I should live?

But of course — this is all insane..
We are currently having millions of illegal aliens voting in elections and politicians are doing everything possible to grant them amnesty to LEGALLY vote in our elections.


38 posted on 04/28/2008 11:24:20 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“The Supreme Court’s decision is disappointing. The Court’s decision today places obstacles to the fundamental rights of American citizens, especially those folks in Florida and Michigan.
39 posted on 04/28/2008 11:24:56 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: MrB

Well, I get it. I just don’t see the problem. LOL. We can afford to get him an ID but if he’s registered to vote they give it out Free. I don’t get the disenfranchised part. I guess it’s a liberal thing. How can it be disenfranchisement for anyone when everyone has to have an ID anyway.


40 posted on 04/28/2008 11:25:15 AM PDT by Lovergirl (Once a SnowFlake always a SnowFlake.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Court’s decision today places obstacles to the fundamental rights of American citizens—especially the poor, the elderly, the dead, the convicted felons, the illegal aliens, and individuals with disabilities—to participate in the electoral process.


41 posted on 04/28/2008 11:25:53 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Typical bitter, white American arsenal owner. Amen.)
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To: 2banana

unless you are in michigan or florida and a democrat.


42 posted on 04/28/2008 11:26:12 AM PDT by sappy
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To: Sub-Driver

“The right to vote is a foundation of our democracy. American citizens who wish to vote must be able to do so.”

Which is why the Dems created Super Delagates. JUST IN CASE, those votes don’t fall in line with what Dem leadership WANTS


43 posted on 04/28/2008 11:27:29 AM PDT by sappy
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To: Dilbert San Diego

But, somehow dem voluteer folks always end up costing the rest of us money. ???


44 posted on 04/28/2008 11:27:29 AM PDT by devistate one four (ruger p89, the ak47 of pistols)
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To: Sub-Driver
“The Court’s decision today places obstacles to the fundamental rights of American citizens—especially the poor, the elderly...”

So, Ms. Peelowsee, how does the elderly register for Social Security without an ID?

45 posted on 04/28/2008 11:27:34 AM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Court’s decision today places obstacles to the fundamental rights of American citizens—especially the poor, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities—to participate in the electoral process. Requiring American citizens pay for underlying documents needed for an identification card and travel to distant motor vehicle locations for processing hinders—and diminishes—their right to vote.

Barbra Streisand

This business that citizens can't pay for this is ridiculous -- you can't afford the fee for I.D., birth certificate from city hall to get the I.D., then you are given it free-of-charge by virtue of the tax payer. Congress, especially a Dem-majority, can come up with every other kind of welfare program imaginable, but they can't conceive of this one?? State legislatures??

Travel? Please ... again, there are all manner of transportation services provided to the elderly/disabled to get them to the doc, the grocery store, downtown, etc. Congress simply makes this service a part of getting I.D. for those who insist they cannot obtain the necessary to participate on Election Day. Just how are these oh-so-unable folks to get to the polling places, if they can't get to city hall to get their birth certificate, eh?

The thing is, just how many American citizens, LEGIT, are there who are so encumbered by the requirement of photo I.D. to vote that they don't? How do these people manage to obtain anything else, such as SS bennies, bank accounts (which REQUIRE birth certificates if one does not possess valid photo I.D.) or other mandatories of life if they don't have the I.D. already??

It's a red herring, Nance, a straw man -- we all know what you're griping about and it's not that poor, elderly or disabled American citizens will not be able to exercise the right to vote.

46 posted on 04/28/2008 11:27:46 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: andy58-in-nh

Call her office!!!!


47 posted on 04/28/2008 11:27:52 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Court’s decision today places obstacles to the fundamental rights of American citizens—especially the poor, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities—to participate in the electoral process.

But, Nancy, in liberal world it's not a fundamental right unless the Court says so.

48 posted on 04/28/2008 11:28:09 AM PDT by keepitreal
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To: Lovergirl
My boy is disabled and he is registered to vote and the State of Indiana gave him a free ID. I just don’t get it, I guess.

I wrote my post before reading yours ... there ya go.

49 posted on 04/28/2008 11:29:09 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The same way it happened in Florida. You hand the democrat voters several ballots at a time! (that’s why they got “dimpled ballots”; they had at least 3 in the stack when they punched)


50 posted on 04/28/2008 11:29:43 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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